Life at Carlton Vale Infants School Life at Carlton Vale Infants School Life at Carlton Vale Infants School Life at Carlton Vale Infants School

Welcome to Carlton Vale Infants

 School Vision and Learning Values

We believe that the Infant years are the most important in a child’s life and certainly the most exciting. The sense of wonder and discovery as a child sets out in learning is a privilege to observe and to be a part of.

Our vision is to create an environment where every learner has the opportunity to amaze us.

Our unique focus on developing the skills of learning along with our creative, active and exciting curriculum enables all pupils to be challenged to achieve their best.

We celebrate, and are proud of, all pupils’ achievements both in and beyond the classroom.

Our staff teams are totally committed to providing pupils with the very best education possible. The teams plan a wide variety of learning opportunities in and out of the classroom that broaden pupil’s experiences and enable them to develop new and exciting skills that round them as individuals.

We strongly believe in team work. Together, children. teachers, support staff, parents, and families work as a team  to give them the best possible start to life. We want everyone to:

'Work Together and Achieve Together'

Here at Carlton Vale we have worked together to develop our Learning Behaviour language and attitudes  throughout the curriculum and it is incorporated right across the school. Behaviour for Learning is developing the skills and attitudes to become better learners! We have 8 key words which link into all the learning and behaviours of the school.


 Our Core Learning Behaviours are:

Creative - Versatile - Independent  - Respectful - Resilient

Adventurous - Persistent - Problem Solving 


They form the bedrock of our decision making around every aspect of your child’s education.

By developing these core learning behaviours and values our children will develop the skills and attitudes to support them through their lifelong learning journey.


OFSTED 2023 – Overall effectiveness is Good

'Pupils love coming to this school. Staff know every pupil and their families well.

Staff have high aspirations for all the pupils. They ensure that every pupil reaches their potential. Working relationships between staff and pupils are positive and caring.

Leaders ensure that the curriculum is ambitious for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They have carefully considered how each subject is sequenced. This helps pupils to deepen their knowledge and understanding.

Staff work closely with parents in the school. They are overwhelmingly proud to work here. Staff felt well supported by leaders to undertake their many responsibilities. The governing body understands the school’s strengths and areas for improvement well.

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Leaders ensure there is a vigilant culture of safeguarding at the school'.

Our motto ‘Grow together, achieve together” is instrumental in our journey to outstanding.

We have some very exciting times ahead of us and we are really looking forward to experiencing and sharing them with you all.